About Hope

mission statement

 Welcome to Hope Communities!

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We offer individuals and families in greater Denver safe and affordable housing enriched by services. We believe that affordable housing is essential to providing a safe and secure foundation for individual and family growth. Our holistic approach provides more than affordable housing in an effort to build an engaged community.  

Hope currently manages close to 300 units of affordable rental housing, and offers an array of programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of residents.

Hope Communities’ History

Hope was founded in 1980 by Ray and Marilyn Stranske in the historic Five Points neighborhood, and has expanded to provide rental units in multiple neighborhoods in Denver. One of only 6 founding members of Enterprise Community Partners (a pioneering and nationwide affordable housing developer), Hope Communities has been directly involved in the creation of thousands of units of affordable housing for almost four decades.

While the development and operation of affordable rental housing has remained central to our work, Hope continues to add programs and services to assist residents and the greater community.

Our Values

Commitment. The provision of safe, decent, affordable housing with services to enhance and enrich the lives of our residents and surrounding communities.

Respect. The recognition that diversity enriches the organization, the individual, and the communities served by Hope; and, that it requires acting in an open and courteous manner toward all staff, residents, and community members.

Professionalism. Dedication to a culture that develops and implements unique industry practices that best serve Hope Communities and all of its stakeholders.

Community. The celebration and elevation of ourselves, our families, our neighborhoods, our cities, and our world.

Collaboration. The connections with organizations who share a common mission and willingness to participate in the development of housing that enriches the lives of the people it serves.